A Loop NYC pedestrian park

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Great Solutions | October 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A new proposal leverages driverless cars to free up almost all of Manhattan’s Park Avenue and Broadway for pedestrian paths.

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May 30, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Architects Marcene Kinney and Angela Mazzi share design hacks pinpointing specific aspects of the built environment that...
Sun, sky brightness, and glow: Making the most of daylight [AIA course]

The Tidewater Joint-Use Library, Virginia Beach, Va., has an angled “daylight harvester” that runs its length to maximize available sunlight. Photo: Jeff Goldberg/ESTO, courtesy Carrier Johnson+Culture

Daylighting | May 30, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

To some project teams, “daylighting” means using glass area to admit direct sunlight, period.

Security begins when you close the door [AIA course]

High-security entrance to the new Sandy Hook School, Newtown, Conn. Photo: Katelyn Chapin

Security/Fire Protection | May 30, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Selecting door and window systems for any building project demands a complete articulation of safety and security con...

Industry Groups move toward Unified Green Building Model Code in 2018

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Codes and Standards | May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The effort involves combining ASHRAE's Standard 189.1 with the International Green Construction Code.

OSHA suspends electronic injury, illness reporting requirement

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Codes and Standards | May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The agency is keeping records from being publicly disclosed—for now.

Florida preparing to adjust to new building elevation requirements

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Codes and Standards | May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New floodplain maps and state code changes loom.

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Codes and Standards | May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

There’s disagreement around how much pay regulations add to cost of projects.

Wooster Hall, looking north as sunlight strikes the steps of the atrium, marking solar noon. Photo: © 2016 Tim Hursley 

Reconstruction & Renovation | May 30, 2017 | Randolph Croxton, Croxton Collaborative Architects

Success in retrofit projects requires an entirely different mindset than in new construction, writes Randolph Croxton...

Architects | May 26, 2017 | Sasaki Ideas |

Parks departments and designers find new approaches to ameliorate homelessness.

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Architects | May 26, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Kai-Uwe Bergmann, the firm’s head of global business development, says engineering and urban planning are key opportu...

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Codes and Standards | May 25, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Uber and Lyft make it easier for urban dwellers to live without owning cars.

An 8-million-pound retractable shell is one of the signature design and engineering features of The Shed, a 200,000-sf cultural facility that is part of the ongoing redevelopment of New York's west side. Image: BD+C

Cultural Facilities | May 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The facility, designed for maximum programming flexibility, includes a massive movable shell. 

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Museums | May 25, 2017 | SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog | Kristina von Tish

Many museum staff are resistant to the idea of open offices.

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Codes and Standards | May 25, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

More than 1,000 proven solutions are now available on DOE web site.

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Industry Research | May 25, 2017 | ABC

Ohio schools built under government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) cost 13.12 percent more than schools tha...

Multifamily Housing | May 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building will be within walking distance to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters.

May 24, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Daniel Davis offers a glimpse into the world at WeWork, and how his team is rethinking workplace design with the help of...
May 24, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
Sean Parham shares how Aditazz is shaking up the traditional design and construction approaches by applying lessons from...
Roofing | May 24, 2017 | Duro-Last

Breault Roofing created a way to make the installation process more efficient by requesting mostly tabless sheets and...

May 24, 2017 | Accelerate Live!
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! (May 11, 2017, Chicago), Nathan Miller presents his vision of a data-d...
Big Data | May 24, 2017 | Nathan Miller |

All too often, the narrative of what it takes to be ‘data-driven’ focuses on methods for collecting, synthesizing, an...

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Market Data | May 24, 2017 | AIA

All regions report positive business conditions.

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Market Data | May 24, 2017 | Lodging Econometrics

3 franchise companies comprise 65% of all rooms in the Total Pipeline.

Mixed-Use | May 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 36,000-sm project will cover a city block and include a residential tower.

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Industry Research | May 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Office buildings dominate the list, but a residential community climbed as high as number two on the list.

AEC Tech | May 23, 2017 | GenslerOn | William Ringer

As AI proves safe, big business will want to reduce overhead.

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Mixed-Use | May 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Pickard Chilton Architects will design the 600,000-sf 110 10th Street.

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High-rise Construction | May 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Chicago-based firm won a design competition to design the complex located in Wuhan, China.

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Architects | May 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The installation will showcase 200 years worth of unrealized Big Apple projects via original drawings, renderings, ne...

Metals | May 22, 2017 | Allen Hurtz |

In many metal building applications, straight columns may have more steel than they need.

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